It’s March 28th, which can only mean…

Happy Stuff on a Stick Day!

Yes, March 28th is something-on-a-stick day. It’s real. It’s a thing. I’m as surprised as you are.

At first glance, I really couldn’t imagine how a day celebrating something-on-a-stick could be anything but the most random, trite holiday ever. But on further reflection I realized that somethings-on-a-stick are in fact the true heralds of spring. Think about it;

Popsicles-on-a-stick in the backyard…

Corn dogs-on-a-stick at the State Fair…

Even chocolate-dipped-bacon-on-a-stick on the patio of a favorite cocktail bar…

Forget melting snow and budding tulips – it’s these somethings-on-a-stick that point to warmer days ahead. And it goes way past food-on-a-stick. Consider the umbrella-on-a-stick shading you by the pool as you relax the day away. Or how about dusting off the monopod to take the camera-on-a-stick out for a long overdue spring photoshoot?

And let’s not forget the shoe-on-a-stick. After all, a pump without a heel is basically just a fancy slipper, and while flats have their place in this world, 99 times out of a hundred if your shoes are causing jaws to drop, it’s because you’re sporting some killer heels.

Now, I’d be kidding myself if I pretended that anyone reading Barely Practical has been waiting until late March to break out the heels – far more likely you’ve been wearing them all winter long. But at least now you can do so without needing a friend on each arm to help you navigate an icy parking lot. And no longer do you have to risk your heels puncturing a seemingly firm snowbank, sending you reeling backwards into the chilly abyss.

Nope, it’s March, and it’s safe once again to wear your shoes-on-a-stick around town. So happy spring, happy shoe-hunting, and happy Something on a Stick Day!

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